Did you have hard time with your braces? Were you afraid of wearing it to school? Do you wear your brace inside or outside your clothes?
I had hard time when I first started to wear brace at 11 years old. As a very self conscious girl, I was trying to get blend into my new middle school. Just thinking of wearing the bulky brace into school made me horrified.
I gave my purple brace a name Poppy. With a lovely name, Poppy became less intimidating. On my first day to wear Poppy to school, I hid her under my loose clothes. In front of the mirrors, I made sure she was not noticeable. Yeah, I and Poppy survived the first day with nobody noticing my Poppy!
Over the time, I have had six braces. The patterns and colors I selected showed my changing aesthetic taste. From starry night to flowery prints to geometric shapes then to plain color, I grew and so did my braces. I gave each of them a name, as they were friends to witness my scoliosis journey. However, Poppy was the most unique one among all of them. Can you tell who is Poppy?